“fabric to me has always been about getting lost and locked into one continuous groove. It’s never been about stand alone “songs”. That’s what I hope to achieve with this mix - a sum of parts that together create one whole feeling of rhythm.”
– Ryan Elliott
A compelling groove-oriented mix can be one of the most challenging for a DJ to realize, but with fabric 88, Ryan Elliott has done so with considerable style and panache. Deftly avoiding common pitfalls, he interlaces a variety of textures and timbres in a non-linear sequence, allowing the mix to ebb and flow without ever losing impetus throughout its 70-minute duration. Elliott takes less than 15 minutes to build up a head of steam, before Phil Moffa’s liquid groove ‘Ignition’ swirls into the majestic echo chamber that is Tallmen 785’s remix of ‘Back Door’ by Fiedel. Dubby reverb, rolling drums and muscular basslines gradually swell the mix again until The Persuader’s ‘Inre Stenen’ ushers in a contemplative section. The rhythmical mantra of Anna Caragnano & Donato Dozzy’s ‘Parola’ maintains a propulsive momentum even through a momentary beatless interlude, whilst the pairing of Robert Hood’s ‘Master Jack’ and Mike Parker’s ‘Luminescent Black’ soon provide an intense counterpoint. The yearning synths of Z.I.P.P.O’s ‘Shift’ and Jack Murphy’s ‘B1’ herald fabric 88’s conclusion, leaving the listener to contemplate just how Ryan Elliott managed to navigate such a varied terrain with such consummate ease.
01 King Cheetah - Water Maze [Light Body Works]
02 Borrowed Identity - LFI [Hardgroove]
03 Wincent Kunth - Unknown Deep [Marcel Dettmann Records]
04 Black Boxx - Black Boxx EP2 (B1) [Ferrispark]
05 DJ Skull - Revenge Of The Synth [Chiwax]
06 Phil Moffa - Ignition [The Corner]
07 Fiedel - Back Door (Tallmen 785 Remix) [Fiedeltwo]
08 Lapien - Searching [Mistress]
09 Kid Sublime - The Loop [Dopeness Galore]
10 Tensal - Achievement 3 [Float]
11 Bas Mooy - Nearby Silent Horses [Mord]
12 3KZ - Machine [Fides]
13 The Persuader - Inre Stenen [Templar]
fabric 88: Ryan Elliott will be released on 17th June 2016.
Pre-order your copy here.
Ryan Elliott will launch fabric 88 at fabric on 3rd September.
Full line-up details and tickets will appear in due course here.